Just in case you needed another reason in favor of digital photography being mainstream, you can add divorce to the mix — or, rather, the division of property during a divorce. A couple on Long Island, N.Y., had to go to court because they couldn’t agree over who should get custody of the family photo albums (75 in all). They attempted to scan them onto a disc, but as the Daily News reports:
“The judge tried to get the warring sides to resolve their differences before issuing his ruling, and the couple paid $2,100 to scan the photographs onto a disk.
But both sides were unhappy with the quality and demanded originals.”
Now that digital photography is mainstream, couples will only need to argue over who has to buy the hard drive to back up a set. With the money they save in lawyer fees, they should be able to get a top-of-the-line 1TB drive and a digital frame to display them for each member of the family.